Adelaide 36ers defeats Sydney Kings for 6th straight NBL victory


Ya folks Australia got National Basketball League, and it is not bad. It consists of a total of 8 teams which includes a team from New Zealand.

Australia: The Adelaide 36ers have withstood an early blitz to comfortably defeat the Sydney Kings 87-73 in Saturday night’s NBL match in Adelaide.

Jerome Randle posted 19 points and 11 assists, while captain Mitch Creek managed 17 points and seven boards off the bench to support the NBL title favorites to their sixth straight win.

The Kings, who sank to their seventh loss from their past eight games, made four triples inside the opening three minutes. Further, they stormed ahead 15-4 but were barely in the hunt from then despite the best efforts of Tom Garlepp who scored 15 points.

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Adelaide closed the gap to 28-25 on the quarter-time, then took the lead early in a scrappy second term when Anthony Drmic scored his third three-pointer.

The home side was leading at halftime 45-37 as the Kings suddenly went cold on the attack, going more than five minutes without a point at one stage and connecting on 19 per cent for the term.

The visitors retaliated in the third to briefly take the lead before the Sixers, with Randle at his best, moved ahead 68-59 at three-quarter time.

Sydney closed the quarter by conceding eight unanswered points in 78 dire seconds, littered with sloppy turnovers, untimely fouls and poor attacking execution in the closing seconds.

Kings head coach Andrew Gaze was whistled for a technical foul after which big Josh Powell fouled out for the Kings as their frustration and the margin continued to increase in the fourth period.

Adelaide coach Joey Wright credited his side’s fighting force to claw back the Kings’ early lead before taking down the visitors for the next three-quarters.

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